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Grund1 is in Boston, fresh from England. I see him every day at the Tremont House. He is very able and bold. I am quite struck with his conversation. He talks sledge-hammers. He wishes to learn law of me, and offers me two hours of his day to read and talk German and French for one of mine on law.

I have concluded a contract with Little & Co. for my Reports, and they will commence printing on Monday. I shall drive the press like a fiery horse, and will be in England at the next election of members of parliament, which will be the most powerfully contested one which ever took place. I have nearly determined to make for England first, for reasons which I will explain when we meet. Cleveland was in the office this forenoon. It was my first sight of him for days. He is toying in the shades of Pine Bank, and sends his love to you.

Yours ever,

Chas. S.
My love to Longfellow, and kindest recollections to Chas. Daveis. Felton thinks himself better.


To Charles S. Daveis.

4 Court St., Boston, Aug. 4, 1837.
my dear Mr. Daveis,—I think a draft by one citizen of Massachusetts upon another citizen of Massachusetts, payable in another State, is clearly a foreign bill of exchange. . . .2

My second volume [Sumner's Reports] is now in press, and I am driving it with the speed of the Wild Huntsman, hoping to get it out in October; and then ‘I'm on the sea,’ &c. The visions of boyhood and of the lengthened shadows of youth and manhood will then be realized, and I shall see what has so often filled my mind and imagination. I wish your advice very much about my journey, and I shall rely very much upon your kind introductions. Before I go, I intend to visit Portland, in order to talk over the whole route, its objects and advantages. My journey will not be peculiarly legal. I shall aim to see society in all its forms which are accessible to me; to see men of all characters; to observe institutions and laws; to go circuits and attend terms and parliaments; and then come home and be happy. . . .

Believe me as ever most faithfully yours,


To Henry W. Longfellow, Portland.3

4 Court St., Aug. 15, 1837.
my dear Longfellow,—. . . Felton is very much better than when you left; so that to-day he dined with me at the Tremont. A good sign. Poor


1 Francis J. Grund.

2 The letter refers to the authorities on the question, and states the opinion of Judge Story as given in conversation.

3 Professor Longfellow was then visiting his father at Portland.

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